Dunhill: Dress with Silver (5226) (2017)

Product Number: 002-015-4498

Many of Dunhill's shape numbers pertain only to one standard shape, the proportions and overall dimensions differing only across Group sizes. The "26" is an exception to this rule. In all cases, it's a fully bent design with an upward curling transition and boldly stretched heel; however, the bowl is either cylindrical in Oom Paul form or gently tapered like this bent Brandy. Though both shapes are similar in style and smoking posture, the bent Brandy presents a softer aesthetic for those drawn to more gently rounded forms, with this particular Group 4 iteration dressed in the Dress line's dark stain and sterling silver accent.

One of the most fashionable finishes in all of pipemaking and one that inspired an entire aesthetic, Dunhill's Dress finish was first introduced in 1973 meant to elegantly complement a tuxedo or similar formal wear, perfect for a night on the town. Characterized by its glossy, jet-black stain and sterling silver accent band, the Dress finish exudes class and imbues each pipe it adorns with a sense of refinement and sophistication. It's the progenitor of the term "dress pipe," now used to reference any black-and-silver pipe, and is one of the most distinctive finishes in all of pipedom.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.20 in./106.68 mm.
  • Weight: 2.56 oz./72.57 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Oom Paul
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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